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NACS 2011 Japan Tobacco International

Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco business of Japan Tobacco, the world’s third largest industry player. JTI offers convenience retailers several ideal product offerings including; WAVE that offers high profit potential and impactful POS, ExportA a premium offering with a product guarantee and WINGS, a high quality cigarette at a lower price point. Learn

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NACS 2011 Kretek

Today’s cigar smokers are looking for quality, value, variety and taste. Watch this video from Kretek to learn how adding DJARUM Natural Leave Wood Tipped Cigars in four premium flavor blends: classic clove, cherry, vanilla and rum, combined with Kretek’s strong introductory program, display allowances, promotions and merchandising will increase your cigar sales.

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NACS 2011 Pure Smoke

E-Cigarettes are a growing category. Watch this video to learn how PureSmoke’s customized marketing solutions, pre-priced disposals in two flavors, starter kit series and incentive programs will help you capitalize on sales in this growing category.

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NACS 2011 Novamex

Are you capitalizing on the biggest growing demographic in the US? Novamex will help you get there with three outstanding products: Jarritos Mexican Soft Drinks in a variety of flavors, Camaronazo, a shrimp based drink that is a perfect bundling opportunity with snack and beer sales and Cholula, which is the fastest growing hot sauce

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NACS 2011 Save-A-Lot

If you are looking to diversify your business portfolio, watch this video to see how Save-A-Lot’s Ownership Program will fit in with your current portfolio. Save-A-Lot is a leading hard discount retailer that specializes in selling the most common purchase items in the most common sizes.

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NACS 2011 Broaster Chicken

Looking to add versatility to your foodservice offering? Watch this video to see how Broaster’s pressure frying systems, full-line of sauces, which includes honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, mild wing, signature and oriental, new line of interactive menu boards and complete packaging options will help you expand and grow your foodservice sales.

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NACS 2011 5 Hour Energy

New exciting flavors and pack sizes from 5 Hour Energy. Extra Strength Grape and new four packs. Adding a four-pack to your set increases overall revenue, while not diminishing your individual bottle set. 5 Hour will invest more than $100 million in adverting to keep your customers thinking about 5 Hour Energy when they come

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NACS 2011 Gulfcoast

Gulfcoast Software Solutions introduces the new Store Keeper Plus module. Manage up to 1,000 stores in real time between store and corporate level. 10x per second provides an accurate picture of your store in real time in an easy to use reporting format with intuitive graphic capabilities. Graphical interface allows you to view all of

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NACS 2011 Swedish Match

“Fresh as the day they were made!” HTL cigar brands exhibited at NACS; Garcia Vega, Game and White Owl. White Owl sweets and Green Sweets. 100% Freshness Guarantee is key to Swedish Match’s product offerings. New and improved line of Game cigarillos with new wrap. White Owl White Grape with a slow burning wrapper. Foil

NACS 2011 Hoshizaki

What sets Hoshizaki Foodservice Equipment apart? Innovation, Quality and Service. Two key energy efficient products featured at NACS include ice makers for your dispensed beverage equipment needs delivering crystal clear cubes and under the counter energy efficient freezers. Cold air is delivered evenly providing no hot spots. Easy cleaning for the retailer!

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NACS CAFÉ is Calling

With foodservice taking on an expanded role in convenience stores, retailers can utilize NACS CAFÉ to learn about best practices, new ideas and emerging solutions. By John Lofstock, Editor. Foodservice now accounts for nearly one in every six dollars spent inside convenience stores. Getting foodservice right is no longer just a challenge, it is absolutely

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ServSafe Food Handler Guide Now Available

“The ServSafe Food Handler Guide is a cost-effective solution for use by all convenience retailers that provide foodservice offerings,” says Dr. Nancy Caldarola, education director for NACS CAFÉ. NACS members now have access to the ServSafe Food Handler Guide, an affordable solution for in-store food safety training that easily integrates food safety into any existing

Pure Smoke

E-Cigarettes are a growing category. Watch this video to learn how PureSmoke’s customized marketing solutions, pre-priced disposals in two flavors, starter kit series and incentive programs will help you capitalize on sales in this growing category.

Novamex

Are you capitalizing on the biggest growing demographic in the US? Novamex will help you get there with three outstanding products: Jarritos Mexican Soft Drinks in a variety of flavors, Camaronazo, a shrimp based drink that is a perfect bundling opportunity with snack and beer sales and Cholula, which is the fastest growing hot sauce

Japan Tobacco International

Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco business of Japan Tobacco, the world’s third largest industry player. JTI offers convenience retailers several ideal product offerings including; WAVE that offers high profit potential and impactful POS, ExportA a premium offering with a product guarantee and WINGS, a high quality cigarette at a lower price point. Learn

Gulfcoast Software Solutions

Gulfcoast Software Solutions introduces the new Store Keeper Plus module. Manage up to 1000 stores in real time between store and corporate level. 10x per second provides an accurate picture of your store in real time in an easy to use reporting format with intuitive graphic capabilities. Graphical interface allows you to view all of

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Handee Marts Reports Strong Resuts on Recycling Program

7-Eleven licensee Handee Marts Inc. reported strong results from its new PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling initiative. Handee Marts launched PepsiCo’s Dream Machine recycling program in June 2011. Since the program’s launch, more than 121,400 beverage containers have been recycled in Dream Machines at Handee Marts. For all the bottles and cans recycled at Handee Marts–and

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Battling City Hall

While dealing with red tape is a common occurrence when dealing with local municipalities, there are tax benefits for businessowners to make the process less costly.  By Mark E. Battersby, Contributing Editor. Thanks to the economy and skyrocketing costs, convenience stores and other businesses are making less money and paying more in taxes while, at

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Circle K Arizona Adds BAZI All Natural Energy Shots

Bazi looks to grow with new opportunities. Circle K Arizona has added BAZI International Inc.’s BAZI All Natural Energy Shots into 450 stores this month, adding to the positive response the shots have received from retailers, distributors and international markets.   BAZI recently attended three industry trade shows, including the National Association of Convenience Stores,

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MACS Adds New Executive Leadership Positions

New leaders bring expertise in strategy, brand development and retail focus.   Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores (MACS), the largest EXXONMobil fuel distributor in the region, has appointed two new members to its executive leadership team. Chad Lusk has been named chief strategy offficer, and Derek Gaskins will serve as senior vice president of marketing and merchandising.

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Stacking the Cards In Your Favor

General purpose prepaid debit cards are rapidly gaining favor with consumers as an alternative to closed-loop gift cards. By John Lofstock, Editor. Sales of open-loop prepaid cards, issued by banks and credit card companies and able to be used at multiple establishments, are only going to go up as more consumers come to appreciate their

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Tom Robinson Leads Slate of 2010-11 NACS Executive Committee Officers

NACS announced the election of its 2011-12 Executive Committee during its Board of Directors meeting at the NACS Show in Chicago. Tom Robinson, president of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Robinson Oil Corp., was named the association’s 2011-12 chairman of the board. Robinson also chairs the NACS Executive Committee, which provides strategic direction and financial oversight to the

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Tom Robinson Named New NACS Chairman

“I came [to NACS] for the advocacy and stayed for the knowledge and connections,” said new NACS Chairman Tom Robinson during the Oct. 4 Closing General Session at the NACS Show.   An estimated more than 22,000 attendees from 50 countries attended the 2011 NACS Show, which featured more than 60 workshops and 1,300 exhibitors

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NACS Chairman Jeff Miller Urges Advocacy

Approximately $3.2 million dollars. That’s the savings thus far to the convenience and fuels retailing industry and their customers since the Durbin amendment took effect just yesterday, said NACS Chairman Jeff Miller during the NACS Show Opening General Session. Miller, who is president of Norfolk, Va.-based Miller Oil Co., said that the swipe fee reform

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Grizzly MST Brand Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Grizzly, the flagship moist snuff tobacco brand of Memphis-based American Snuff Co., is celebrating 10 years of unprecedented success. Grizzly has become the best-selling smokeless tobacco brand on the U.S. market in 10 short years — something unique to the industry that has never been done before. From its introduction in 2001, Grizzly grown to

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